3 Days Forest birding

 

 3 days forest birding covering Castle Forest Lodge (Mt. Kenya) Mukurweini, Mweiga, Aberdares National Park & Kinangop Plateau)

Day 1: Leave early from Nairobi, arrive at Castle Forest Lodge around 0900hrs, check in, later do birding in the lodge’s compound until lunch, after lunch continue further in the forest looking for the missed species Bird checklist:  African Green Ibis, Mountain Buzzard, African Black Duck, African 

Fish Eagle, Rofous breasted Sparrowhawk, Black Sparrowhawk, Scaly Francolin, Red chested Flufftail, African Green Pigeon, Eastern Bronze – naped Pigeon, Rameron Pigeon, Tambourine Dove,Red fronted Parrot, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Blue headed Coucal, Montane Nightjar, White rumped Swift, Scare Swift, Narina Trogon, White headed Wood- hoopoe, Crowned Hornbill, Red throated Wryneck, Fine banded Woodpecker, Black Saw-wing, Mountain Wagtail, Grey Cuckoo- shrike, Yellow whiskered  Greenbul, Mountain Greenbul, Abyssinian Ground-Thrush, White – 

browed Crombec, Hunter’s Cisticola, Black- throated Apalis, White-tailed Crested Flycatcher, Montane White- eye, 

Tacazze Sunbird, Malachite Sunbird, Kenrick’s, Waller’s, Sharpe’s and Abbott’s Starlings, 

Brown capped Weaver, Grey headed Negrofinch, Abyssinian Crimsonwing, Thick billed Seedeater, Oriole Finch

Day 2: After breakfasleave for Mukurweini to look for the endemic Hinde’s Babbler, Checklist: Augur Buzzard, African wood Owl,   African Hill 

 3 Days Forest birding


Babbler, Lemon Dove,   Afternoon departs to Mweiga area to search for localized Mackinder’s Eagle Owl, evening heads to our lodge close to Aberdares National Park.

Day 3:  we will drive through the Aberdares National park birding heading west to Kinangop plateau to search for another endemic Sharpe’s Longclaw,  expected back in Nairobi by0600hrs . Bird species: Jackson’s Francolin, Bar tailed Trogon, Broad billed Roller, Grassland 

Pipit, Purple –

throated Cuckoo-shrike, Slender billed Greenbul, Brown chested Alethe, White- starred Robin, Ruppell’s Robin Chat, Alpine Chat, Mountain yellow Warbler, Brown woodland Warbler, White browed Crombec, Aberdares, Levaillant’s Cisticolas, Black throated Wattle- eye, Scarlet tufted & Golden winged Sunbirds, Long tailed Widowbird, Yellow crowned Canary

Tour concerns

On the first and second walking on foot will be involved, so have comfy walking shoes

On the forest some days are 

always chilly its advisable your carry a warm 

fleece